Search Results: "Robert Root"


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ROOT CAUSES by Elaine Kozak
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-written mystery with a strong but restrained female lead."
After her boyfriend is killed, a Canadian woman finds herself in danger and must unravel secrets from his past in Kozak's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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Released: June 3, 2012

"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents' inner child."
The fate of the "Under" realm lies in the hands of an "Over" girl in this entertaining children's adventure that winks at myths and fantasies both ancient and contemporary. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S ROOT by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"Who knows what's next? (Author tour)"
It looks like a duel to the death between cat-rescuing fanatic Dottie Riddle and her Central Texas State College colleague Miles Harwick, whose latest grant finances the wholesale slaughter of guinea pigs who've endured a long ``weightless'' suspension. Read full book review >

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POSTSCRIPTS by Robert Root
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An uneven collection in which too many parts read more like a journeyman's records of where he's been and what he's seen than the work of a longtime teacher of the art of literary nonfiction."
A disparate, often disappointing collection of essays on place and time, enlivened by the inclusion of pertinent excerpts from the writings of E.B. White. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"75 titles in his well selected bibliography."
While the vivid, first-hand memories of struggle and triumph—of William Zorach, Maurice Hindus, Mary Antin, Abraham Cahan, and others—are the backbone of this sequel to his documentary World of Our Fathers (1974), Meltzer isn't content with celebrating the success stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A worthy addition to Colorado literature."
Amiable, bookish wanderings along paths blazed by a genteel lady in the Rockies more than a century ago. Read full book review >

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HAPPENSTANCE by Robert Root
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Although the narrative is occasionally meandering and stolid, the best sections address the difficulties inherent in coming to terms with parental imperfections."
A nonfiction-writing professor muses on the random occurrences that led to his parents' troubled marriage and its subsequent effects on his own trajectory. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AT THE ROOT by Patrick Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An impressive reckoning with a shameful piece of the past that 'most natives of Forsyth would prefer to leave…scattered in the state's dusty archives or safely hidden in plain sight.'"
A history of white supremacy's endurance in a Georgia county. Read full book review >

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ROOT BEER AND BANANA by Sarah Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A refreshing summer treat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's simple act of kindness leads to a new friendship in this quiet, utterly satisfying summer story. Read full book review >

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THE ROOT OF SCARCITY by Kaye Freemartin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dark and compelling tale of violence and dementia in colonial Massachusetts, with an unforgettable young girl at the heart of it all."
A historical novel of psychological suspense explores 17th-century New England. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AT THE ROOT by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Though the unending whirl of soap-opera romance in Banks's life can wear thin, his ninth procedural (Innocent Graves, 1996, etc.) is abrim with racial tension, patient detective work, and the hero's appealing decency."
It looks like a common enough kind of crime: Outspoken young racist Jason Fox has been beaten and kicked to death in an alley on the way home from the pub where he insulted a trio of Pakistanis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Despite occasional lapses into purple prose, a generally informative, readable account of the struggle, in Marshall's words, 'to eliminate root and branch all vestiges of racial discrimination.'"
Admiring double biography of the two NAACP lawyers—Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) and Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)—who led the long legal battle to end segregation in the United States. Read full book review >